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Miami football could be close to commitment from elite OT

The Miami football program is expected to receive a visit from highly sought after offensive tackle Michael McLaughlin next week. A commitment from McLaughlin might not be far behind. Offensive tackle Michael McLaughlin who is being recruited by several Power Five programs is expected to visit the Miami football program next week per a report […] Miami football could be close to commitment from elite OT - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

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New Miami Hurricanes OC Rhett Lashlee busy offering QBs since January hire

New Miami Hurricanes offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Rhett Lashlee has been busy offering quarterbacks in the 2021 class since he was hired in January. The Hurricanes have yet to get a commitment from a QB for 2021. The Miami Hurricanes will have to replace likely starting quarterback, Houston graduate transfer D’Eriq King following the […] New Miami Hurricanes OC Rhett Lashlee busy offering QBs since January hire - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

State of The U

Miami Hurricanes 2020 Spring Football Position Preview: Offensive Line

Photo by Mark Brown/ With spring practice approaching, here’s a primer for the Canes’ 2020 offensive line. After National Signing Day, Rhett Lashlee gave his early estimate of Miami’s young offensive line, “We’ve got some guys that played upfront that are young but there is length and athleticism.” After a shaky 2019, the addition of Garin Justice and incoming talent, Jalen Rivers should help boost the troubled unit. Photo by Mark Brown/ Miami started two true freshmen last season. The move was not indicative of either players’ rare talent. It was the...

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Miami football spring practice five 2019 signees to watch

The 2019 Miami football signing class was 27th in the country. As they enter the 2020 season several sophomores and redshirt freshmen are expected to contribute to the Hurricanes. Several 2019 Miami football signees contributed as true freshmen. As the Hurricanes enter the 2020 season with an almost entirely new offensive coaching staff led by […] Miami football spring practice five 2019 signees to watch - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

And The Valley Shook

Offseason Thoughts

Photo by David Purdy/ A few thoughts on LSU’s scheduled opponents for 2020. Now that we’re through signing day and most of the major coaching changes, some of the 2020 picture is starting to shape up. Bill Connelly has his SP+ projections out as well as his returning production list as well. The latter list is not particularly kind to LSU — it is losing a Heisman Trophy quarterback, a 1,200-yard rusher and some 200 catches. But it paints a very interesting picture of the Tigers’ 2020 schedule. And with everything going on...you know, covering LSU in the College Football Playoff...

Burnt Orange Nation

An early look at Texas’ 2021 recruiting board

247Sports Texas has been unloading offers at a healthy clip early on for the 2021 class and there are likely more on the horizon. National Signing Day is officially in the rear view mirror for the 2020 recruiting class, which means it is full steam ahead for the 2021 class. Texas put a bow on the 2020 class by landing Kelvontay Dixon and Alfred Collins, and despite the less than stellar season this past fall, they were able to pull in another top ten recruiting class. The 2021 class is setting up to be an interesting one already with some top tier talent already committed in the form...

State of The U

Rhett Lashlee Evaluates the Canes’ Talent, Talks QBs, and His Love of Tempo

Miami Hurricanes Athletics Offensive Coordinator Rhett Lashlee talked about the Canes’ new talent, the quarterback room, and his love of speed. Miami’s offseason has been on fire. With star transfers like former Houston Cougars QB D’Eriq King and Temple Owl Quincy Roche, a blazing recruiting class, and new additions to the coaching staff, the assemblage of talent is not a problem for the Canes. The architect behind Miami’s high-anticipated offense is spread guru, Rhett Lashlee. After National Signing Day, Lashlee spoke to the media about the quarterback room, how he plans to...

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SU football recruiting: A very early look at the Class of 2021

Photo by Brett Carlsen/ At present, it’s a pretty wide net that will get narrowed down in time. Yes, it’s still a long time until the start of the next Syracuse Orange football season. Yes, it’s even longer until we see commits for the Class of 2021 signing national letters of intent. However, since the Class of 2020 has finished putting pen to paper, it’s not too early to take a look at who we may be bringing in for the next recruiting class. Syracuse has almost 200 offers out already, to anyone from five-star recruits, to a good number of currently unranked recruits. We’re...

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Miami football staff won Avantae Williams over with loyalty and persistence

The decision by four-star safety Avantae Williams to sign with the Miami football program shocked college football on National Signing Day last week. Williams’ decision to sign with the Hurricanes was due to the loyalty and persistence of the football staff. When Avantae Williams signed with the Miami football program on National Signing Day he […] Miami football staff won Avantae Williams over with loyalty and persistence - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

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Miami football re-commitment from Thad Franklin vault 2021 Class to fifth

The re-commitment from record-setting running back Thad Franklin has vaulted the 2021 Miami football recruiting class from eighth nationally to fifth. Franklin made the announcement on Tuesday via Twitter. The re-commitment on Tuesday from four-star running back Thad Franklin to the 2021 recruiting class was critical as the Miami football program continues to re-build after adding […] Miami football re-commitment from Thad Franklin vault 2021 Class to fifth - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

Arizona Desert Swarm

Q&A with Arizona signee Jabar Triplett Jr.

Photo via @showtime9_ on Twitter Get to know the Louisiana-based backer The Arizona Wildcats a much needed player in 3-star linebacker Jabar Triplett Jr. After not signing during the early period, the Louisiana-based defender stuck with his commitment to the ‘Cats even after the defensive staff changes. In fact, he was the only player who was committed to Arizona during the early period who didn’t sign to stick with their pledge. Read on below to learn more about Triplett. You can find his Signing Day profile here. Favorite Food: “My favorite food is shrimp fried rice.” Favorite...

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TNIAAP: Syracuse vs. NC State preview

Also, Saturday night’s game was scarier than we’d expected... The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team survived a very back and forth game vs. Wake Forest on Saturday night. But the Orange are back in action yet again come Tuesday vs. NC State, so you get another podcast. Some of the larger talking points: What Dior Johnson’s commitment could mean for the future of SU men’s basketball Is there any way to correct Orange foul trouble? Future Syracuse football scheduling (and why the UConn series isn’t as good as it could be) The path to the NCAA Tournament still can’t afford...

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3-star defensive end Paris Shand commits to Arizona

DE signee and his family while on his official visit to Arizona in January 2020. | Photo via @ParisShand on Twitter Wildcats pick up another Canadian The Arizona Wildcats added a big, athletic defensive end from Toronto on Saturday in 3-star Paris Shand. Shand, who plays high school football in Connecticut, made his commitment to UA official back in Canada with his family. Read on for Shand’s profile. Height/Weight: 6-foot-5, 240 pounds High School: The Loomis Chaffee School (Windsor, Conn.) Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Ranking: No. 1,942 overall, No. 101 strongside defensive...

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ATVS Roundtable: 2020 Recruiting Wrap

The Advertiser-USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC The ‘Croot Boys are back putting a bow on how LSU closed out the 2020 cycle. LSU’s 2020 recruiting class is in the barn, at least as far as high schoolers are concerned. So what do we think? Corey I think it’s a great class. Yes, the Early Signing Period takes away most of the steam in February, especially after misses on our the two final targets (although one remains to be seen). I know the common fan will be slightly upset with the finish after winning a national title, but that will factor more into 2021. It’s...

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Injuries will limit Miami football staff for figuring out depth chart this spring

Several of the position units for the Miami football team will be limited this spring by injuries as stated by Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz this week on National Signing Day. Manny Diaz and the coaching staff for the Miami football program will be limited this spring for creating a depth chart heading into the […] Injuries will limit Miami football staff for figuring out depth chart this spring - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

Corvallis Gazette Times

Hampton on OSU sports: Transfer portal boosts receiving corps

There wasn’t a lot of news coming out of the Oregon State football program from Wednesday's signing day.

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TNIAAP: Syracuse vs. Wake Forest preview

Hey, a basketball game! It’s been a minute. The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team is back in action on Saturday vs. Wake Forest. So we talk about that game a bunch — but first, the recent football happenings like National Signing Day and new coaching hires. Some of the larger talking points: Syracuse really used to stomp the hell out of Big East teams... How do we feel about the Tony White and Chip West hires? Can SU afford to lose this game or the N.C. State game? Reliving the 2010 loss to Louisville the day after Valentine’s Day Assessing Orange football’s recruiting class...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Former Utah QB Jason Shelley’s shift to defense is short-lived — he has entered the transfer portal

On Wednesday, Kyle Whittingham was asked at his National Signing Day press conference if there were any position changes coming with guys already in the program.Utah’s football coach noted Jason Shelley moved from quarterback to safety at the end of last season and that he would stay there for 2020.On Friday, the redshirt sophomore announced he was putting his name into the NCAA transfer portal. If Shelley wants to be a college quarterback, it wasn’t going to happen with the Utes. To that end, Shelley opting to transfer should not come as a big surprise.Shelley started the final five...

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Miami football DC/safeties coach Ephraim Banda top ACC Coastal recruiter

The Miami football program has the highest-ranked 2020 recruiting class in the country for teams that finished with a losing record in 2019. Co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Ephraim Banda was ranked the top-recruiter in the ACC Coastal. The surprising addition of four-star safety Avantae Williams during National Signing Day on Wednesday vaulted the 2020 […] Miami football DC/safeties coach Ephraim Banda top ACC Coastal recruiter - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

And The Valley Shook

National Signing Day Classic™ Roundup

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports Tigers land three new players...and maybe a fourth? LSU wrapped up National Signing Day Classic™ with three new members of the class in running back Kevontre Bradford, defensive back Dwight McGlothern and receiver Alex Adams. That threesome brings the Tigers to 22 total signees for the 2020 recruiting cycle, giving Ed Orgeron three spots up against the 25 letters of intent limit. They can either use those spots on additional players, either late high school signees, or transfer players. Of course, one of the big fish still available, as of press time, is...

Hookem.com

On Second Thought Ep 167: Hookem.com’s Mike Craven on Texas signing day; Commish Andrew Luck on XFL

Hookem.com recruiting writer Mike Craven breaks down Texas’ 2020 signing class and reveals where the defensive signees rank in Tom Herman’s tenure. Also, XFL commissioner Oliver Luck previews opening weekend of the new professional football league and discusses if the league was interested in bringing in former Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel.

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College football coaches vs. Transfer Portal: Who ya got?

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports We introduce the new leaders of CCATS Yesterday was National Signing Day, and most college coaches were holding press conferences waxing glowingly over the new athletes they get to call worthless in a few months. Some decided that they would use their platform to pick up the flag for the on-going battle against the fearsome enemy of all who protect the sanctity of college athletics, the Transfer Portal. Yes that entity which came into existence to make it easier for athletes (and coaches) to see if there were better situations for themselves at new...

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The Longhorn Republic recaps National Signing Day

Photo by Tim Warner/ The 2020 cycle has presumably come to a close for Texas, so we take a look back. The Texas Longhorns snagged two of their remaining targets, defensive end Alfred Collins and athlete Kelvontay Dixon, a strong enough finish to push the #cloUT2020 to No. 9 overall. The class gives Tom Herman his third-consecutive top-10 class, in spite of the turnover on the coaching staff. Collins and Dixon join a group that already boasts the top running back in the country, two of the top quarterbacks, as well as three of the top 10 players in the state. Connect with the show on...

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Longhorn Confidential: Closing out 2020 with Alfred Collins and Kelvontay Dixon’s signings

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to talk recruiting with the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven. This week, Danny and Mike are looking back at the makes (Alfred Collins and Kelvontay Dixon) and misses (Princely Umanmielen and Ennis Rakestraw) for Texas on National Signing Day. We are also putting a bow of Texas’ 2020 recruiting […]

The Salt Lake Tribune

Eye on the Y: A look at some BYU football recruits’ deeper connections to the Cougs

Eye on the Y is The Salt Lake Tribune’s weekly newsletter covering BYU athletics. Subscribe here.After wrapping up the Signing Day press conference with Kalani Sitake and his assistant coaches on Wednesday, BYU football spokesman Brett Pyne sent me a text I wasn’t expecting. It was photos of four BYU recruits rocking BYU gear when they were little.So, obviously, I thought I’d share a few with y’all.Alex Muti is part of BYU football's 2020 recruiting class. (BYU Athletics/)Here’s Alex Muti looking all tough with his BYU Eye Black at a Pee Wee game when he was little. Alex signed with...

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Quack Fix 2-6-20: Civil War Week

STORRS, CT - FEBRUARY 03: Oregon Ducks guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) handles the ball while defended by UConn Huskies guard Aubrey Griffin (44) during the game as the Oregon Ducks take on the UConn Huskies on February 3, 2020, at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut. | Photo by Williams Paul/Icon Sportswire via Women’s basketball continues their tough schedule tomorrow night with 12th ranked Arizona coming to Eugene on Friday and 18th ranked Arizona State following them on Sunday. Oregon defeated Arizona in their first match up of the year. With the national signing day press...

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Miami football signed Avantae Williams due to long relationship with staff

The addition of four-star safety Avantae Williams to the Category 20 Miami football signing class was largely due to the relationship that he has with head coach Manny Diaz and safeties coach and co-defensive coordinator Ephraim Banda. The decision by four-star safety Avantae Williams to sign with the Miami football program shocked college football on […] Miami football signed Avantae Williams due to long relationship with staff - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

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Miami Hurricanes LB Avery Huff has huge opportunity to start

Head Coach Manny Diaz stated during his National Signing Day Press conference that a number of Miami Hurricanes players will miss spring football. Rising redshirt freshman linebacker Avery Huff will have a big opportunity this spring. Arguably the biggest hole Manny Diaz and the Miami Hurricanes staff will be tasked to fill this off-season will […] Miami Hurricanes LB Avery Huff has huge opportunity to start - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

#NSD 18 - James Graham

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